There are 7 Acts of Mercy. Most people know, “feed the hungry… shelter the homeless…” what most people do not realize is that “comforting the imprisoned” is one of the acts of mercy.
The founder of this website wanted to express such acts of mercy, so began writing to inmates. He soon became aware that the need, far exceeded one person’s abilities. What he did discover is that when he sent an offender a book; that book would get passed to another offender, and then another. One book provides entertainment and comfort to many inmates. Like a single pebble tossed into a pond, the ripples continued to expand. Thus, Bookmates4Inmates was created.